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Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
George Bernard Shaw
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
George Bernard Shaw
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
My kind of director is an actor-director who writes.
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
James M. Barrie
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
Christian Nestell Bovee
At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.
I cannot say that I write with any social objective. One writes because one loves writing, really.
Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn't even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: 'Thank you so much. You have changed my life.'
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.
Jean de la Bruyere
Matthew Wiener on 'Mad Men' writes the entire series before they start shooting, and if you have that, then what you can do with character and story is not at all unlike what you can do in a novel.
It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.
V. S. Naipaul
The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live.
Every person who speaks or writes for the public will make an occasional faux pas, and sooner or later will write or say something inappropriate.
I wanted to be that quirky girl who writes funny songs that still have meaning.
I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do.
I don't write happy songs. Who does? I don't know anybody who writes happy songs, really.
The first author I remember being obsessed by, actually realizing 'I like the way he writes and I like the way he tells stories,' was C.S. Lewis and the 'Narnia' books.
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